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Mary Alice Monroe Books in Order

Mary Alice Monroe Books in Order (Beach House, The Islanders, Lowcountry Summer)

  • Carole 

All of Mary Alice Monroe’s Books!

Who is Mary Alice Monroe?

Born in 1951, Marie Alice Monroe is a novelist and environmental conversationalist who studied journalism before married in 1972 Markus Kruesi, a child psychiatrist. Following their honeymoon in Japan, Marie Alice Monroe was inspired to study Asian culture and became bilingual in Japanese, and earned her master’s degree. 

Before becoming an author, Mary Alice Monroe worked as an assistant to the general editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica, as a teacher, and helped establish a program to teach English as a second language to southeast Asian refugees. In 1980, she first co-wrote a non-fiction book, Crossroads to Literacy, which served as a guide to help immigrants acclimate to life in the United States.

It’s only in 1995 that Monroe began writing her first fiction novel. As she was confined to bed during the last months of her third pregnancy, she took up the pen and wrote The Long Road Home. Her first novels are all about women overcoming tragedy and developing interpersonal relationships.

Her writings evolved after her family relocated to the Isle of Palms and shifted to deal with environmental issues, as seen in The Beach House (2002), where Monroe wrote about a mother-daughter relationship and the conservationist’s efforts to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

Mary Alice Monroe has received numerous awards, including the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence. Nearly eight million copies of her books have been published worldwide.

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Linda Castillo Books in Order

Linda Castillo Books in Order (Kate Burkholder)

  • Fabien 

All of Linda Castillo’s novels!

Who is Linda Castillo?

American novelist, Linda Castillo started her literary career writing romance and romantic suspense novels, but she’s mostly known today for the successful Kate Burkholder series.

Crime thrillers that are set in Amish country, those novels are about a young Amish girl from Painters Mill, a small town in Ohio, who survived being attacked by a serial killer but realized that she no longer belonged to her community. Years later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police.

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Karen Rose Books in Order

Karen Rose Books in Order

  • Fabien 

All of Karen Rose’s Books!

Who is Karen Rose?

Karen Rose is a bestselling award-winning romantic suspense author from Baltimore, Maryland. She used to work as a chemical engineer for a large consumer goods company and started writing for fun.

Her debut suspense novel was published in July 2003 and wrote since then more than fifteen novels. Even if Rose’s books are set in different US states, they are connected with characters from previous novels who make appearances.

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Jodi Taylor Books in Order

Jodi Taylor Books in Order (Just One Damned Thing After Another, Saving Time)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Jodi Taylor?

Jodi Taylor is an English writer of fantasy-historical and romance novels, known for The Chronicles of St Mary’s series, about a group of historians who investigate major historical events.

Jodi Taylor worked for almost 20 years for North Yorkshire County Council, occupying different positions like Facilities Manager for the Library Service. She self-published her first book, Just One Damned Thing After Another, which was then picked up by Accent Press. Soon after that, the book made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Since then, Jodi Taylor hasn’t stopped writing and publishing new books, with historians or not.

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Nora Roberts Books in Order

Nora Roberts Books in Order (The Awakening, Midnight Bayou, Carnal Innocence)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Nora Roberts?

Born Eleanor Marie Robertson in 1950, Nora Roberts is an American author of more than 200 romance novels. She also writes the romantic suspense series In Death under the pen name J.D. Robb. She has also published books under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty. 

Before becoming a writer, she worked briefly as a legal secretary. She began to write during a blizzard in February 1979 while housebound with her two small boys and published her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, in 1981. Since then, Nora Roberts never stopped writing and became the he first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Through the years, Nora Roberts has been awarded the Golden Medallion Award, RITA Award and Quill award — each of them multiple times.

Nora Roberts lives in Boonsboro, Maryland with her second husband who runs a bookstore in town. She owns an inn right on the town square, and has a charitable foundation, run by her son and his wife, that focuses on literacy. 

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Santa Montefiore Books in Order

Santa Montefiore Books in Order (The Deverill Chronicles, Royal Rabbit, A Timeless Love)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Santa Montefiore?

Born in 1970, Santa Montefiore (née Palmer-Tomkinson) is the daughter of Charles Palmer-Tomkinson, formerly High Sheriff of Hampshire, and Patricia Palmer-Tomkinson (née Dawson), of Anglo-Argentine background. She grew up on a farm in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls. 

Santa Montefiore has always wanted to be a writer. Before publishing books, she worked in public relations, but also as a shop assistant. She sent her first book under a nom de plume to distance herself from her sister, socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, and her writing career was officially launched in 2001 with the publication of  Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree. Since then, she has published at least one book a year.

Santa Montefiore is married to writer and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, in which she has two children. Together, they have co-written the children’s books The Royal Rabbits of London.

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Marian Keyes Books in Order

Marian Keyes Books in Order (Watermelon, Grown Ups, Again Rachel)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Marian Keyes?

Marian Keyes is an Irish writer known for her work in women’s literature. Many of her novels are known for their more comedic tones, but they cover dark themes including family, divorce, mental illness, domestic violence, drug abuse, and alcoholism.

Born in 1963, Marian Keyes studied law and accountancy, and first had an administrative job. She began writing short stories during that period and while suffering from alcoholism. Encouraged by her publisher to submit a novel, Keyes started writing Watermelon, which was published soon after. Since then, she has continued to write fiction and non-fiction.

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Sophie Kinsella - Books in Order

Sophie Kinsella Books in Order (Shopaholic, I Owe You One, The Undomestic Goddess)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Sophie Kinsella?

Sophie Kinsella have been writing romantic comedies for over two decades. Born in London, Sophie Kinsella has graduated from Oxford University and worked as a financial journalist, before becoming a fiction writer.

Her first book was published when she was 26, under her real name, Madeleine Wickham. She found critical and public success and went on to publish more books as Madeleine Wickham. But it is as Sophie Kinsella that she first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series. Her books have sold over 40 million copies in more than 60 countries, and been translated into over 40 languages.

She lives in Dorset and London, with her husband and her five children.

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